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Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to cases, we have several legal clinics. A legal clinic is where volunteers provide information or advice to attendees for free (or pro bono).  

We have several clinic opportunities for volunteers and the public. To volunteer, you may need a law license for some of these and not for other. Please call our offices at 504.581.4043 to learn more.     

24th Judicial District Court Domestic Self Help Resource Center – Volunteers assist with visitors of the desk with legal information only.  All volunteers welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon - closed on court holidays.  More details on this opportunity below.  

Elderly Legal Advice Clinics - Several clinics are located throughout the area.  Below is a complete list.  Volunteer attorneys, call our offices to schedule.  Those interested in visiting one, please note whether a reservation is required. 

Divorce Workshop and Provisional Custody By Mandate (PCBM) - Our experienced staff coordinates a number of clients to visit our location on Baronne Street to meet with a volunteer attorney every Thursday.  At this time, we also schedule individuals for PCBM notarization.  Again, call to find out more about volunteering for this project.  For more information on PCBM's, visit the Louisiana Supreme Court's Library website: http://lasc.libguides.com/c.php?g=463987&p=3171820

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic - This new clinic model is our most innovative partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services to date.  Available only to Daughters of Charity Health Center patients, we have a staff attorney or volunteer available onsite to meet with patients at their Metairie location at 111 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie.  The clinic is open every Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Volunteers include attorneys and law students; fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required. 

Bankruptcy Clinic - Delgado, every last Wednesday of the month.  Call for details.  

ELDERLY ADVOCACY CLINIC SCHEDULE

PLACE                                                                                                DAY/TIME

KENNER SENIOR CENTER                                                              First Wednesday of the Month

641 Compromise St.                                                                           10:00AM - 12:00PM

468-7514

GRETNA SENIOR CENTER                                                              Second Tuesday of the Month

606 7th Street                                                                                     10:00AM - 12:00PM

366-8189

METAIRIE SENIOR CENTER                                                            Third Monday of the Month

265 N. Causeway Blvd.                                                                       10:00AM - 12:00PM

835-0210        

HARAHAN SENIOR CENTER                                                           Fourth Tuesday of the Month

100 Elodi Street                                                                                  12:30PM - 2:00PM

737-3810

HOMELESS ADVOCACY CLINIC SCHEDULE

PLACE                                                                                                DAY/TIME

ACC CARE CENTER - WESTBANK                                                 First Wednesday of the Month

1108 Barataria Blvd, Marrero                                                              3:00PM-5:00PM

Residents only

 OZANAM INN                                                                                     Second Tuesday of the Month

843 Camp Street                                                                                 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Walk-ins welcome

NEW ORLEANS MISSION                                                                 Second Wednesday of the Month

1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.                                                          1:00PM - 3:00PM

(Formerly Dryades Street)

Walk-ins welcome

ACC CARE CENTER                                                                         Third Wednesday of the Month

4222 S. Broad Street                                                                          4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Residents only

HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS                                            Fourth Wednesday of the Month

2025 Canal Street (528-1900)                                                1:00PM - 3:00PM

By appointment only

SUCCESSION CLINIC SCHEDULE

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES               Every Tuesday

1010 Common, Suite 1400A                                                               1:00 - 3:00PM

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Self Help Resource Center - See the full story: 24th JDC

The Pro Bono Project has taken the lead in managing and recruiting volunteers for Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) at 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish beginning on April 19, 2016. 

Volunteers provide legal information, not legal advice, so you don’t have to be a lawyer to volunteer. Hours are 10 to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the Jefferson Courthouse in Gretna, 200 Derbigny Street, Room 2001 on the second floor.

Parking is available in the adjacent garage and the Court comps you as a juror! We are very excited about this new opportunity for our volunteers to help the community. Call Kathleen Legendre at 504-581-4043 x 207.

Opening Doors

The heart and soul of The Pro Bono Project is the collaborative effort between the Project's staff and hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise pro bono—at no charge—every year to open the doors to the civil legal system for metro area residents in need

The Project relies on all kinds of volunteers to get the job done for its clients: lawyers, paralegals, law students, lay professionals, etc.  

With limited full and part-time staff, The Pro Bono Project always needs help handling cases for clients as well as in our office. The Project also has many committees that need volunteers from all walks of life. If you have expertise in areas such as fundraising, event planning, or administrative support, The Project welcomes your contribution of time and talent.

Opening doors to access the civil legal system to those in need takes an army of volunteers. The Pro Bono Project volunteers are passionate about this community and determined to provide access to justice for those in need.


Committees

For more information on committees, please email Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi or contact her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 202.

Volunteer Outreach and Recruitment Committee

This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to engage and expand our base of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and students.

Volunteer Appreciation Committee

This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual Volunteer Recognition Event and CLE Program, which is traditionally held in December of each year. 

Strategic Planning and Board Engagement Committee

This committee will be responsible for implementing long—and short—range goals and strategies with an emphasis on increasing and maintaining board engagement. This committee is also charged with the planning of an annual board retreat.

Resource Development, Marketing and
Communications Committee

This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase annual revenues generated by The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts, and strategic partnerships.  Additionally, this committee will be responsible for creating the strategic direction of The Project’s marketing and communications efforts. Further, it will be responsible for creating the programs and materials to support The Project, its staff, the Board and its committees in their efforts to build/maintain awareness and visibility to ensure that the organization and its various representatives are well positioned to help increase annual revenues generated by/for The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts and strategic partnerships. 

Justice For All Ball Committee

This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual fundraising event, the Justice For All Ball. 

Nominating Committee

This Committee will meet to identify new members for the Board of Directors and the committees and to prepare a slate of recommendations for approval by they Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

This Committee will serve as the intermediate decision-making and leadership forum for the officers and directors of The Project and will meet each month to accomplish necessary business. 

Program Committee

This committee will work to effectively coordinate and expand the legal resources available to support our resulting caseloads in the various program areas: Successions, Consumer, Homeless, Family, CINC, Employment. 

Pro Bono Leadership
Award Committee

This Committee identifies the candidate to receive the PBP Leadership award distributed during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.   

 

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